'Stop betting on the wrong horse': Oceana calls for focus on packaging reuse

Cecilia Keating
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Move away from single-use plastic will have much bigger impact on plastic pollution than alternative solutions promoted by private sector, conservation charity cautions

One trillion single-use plastic bottles and cups could be avoided if beverage companies increased the volume of beverages they sell in reusable packaging by just 10 per cent by 2030, a new study has found....

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